The Atlantic Community think tank recommends a daily selection of five commentaries from leading international newspapers, which are written by decision-makers, academic experts, and journalists.
Here are the best from last week:
Shashi Tharoor, former UN under-secretary general, is concerned about the growing popularity of John McCain's League of Democracies among US voters of both parties. Such a league would suffer from the same inaction problems as the UN. Besides, Chinese and Russian cooperation is needed in our "post-American world."
Joschka Fischer, Germany's former foreign minister, believes that a military confrontation with Iran looms in the Middle East: "We must assume he [President Bush] and Israel plan to solve one problem before the end of his term in a completely different manner: Iran's nuclear program will be handled militarily, not diplomatically."
Zbigniew Brzezinski and William Odom, US security and intelligence veterans, argue that Iran cannot be prevented from acquiring nuclear power capabilities and describe how the US government could make the best out of this fact.
Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, presents a 10-point plan for tackling the food crisis.
Leslie Hook of the The Wall Street Journal Asia describes the rise of Chinese civil society in the aftermath of the earthquake and asks can charity change China?
The Times is concerned that a new Cold War could heat up the North Pole.
Last but not least, The Independent describes the Eurovision Song Contest as the "Epitome of Soft Power."
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